Min Kahng: From Manga to Musical


Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 4:00pm to 5:15pm


Room 303, Farkas Hall, 10-12 Holyoke Street, Cambridge

Four Immigrants
A scene from "The Four Immigrants" with Frank (Phil Wong), Charlie (Hansel Tan), Fred (Sean Fenton). Photo by Kevin Berne
Presenter: Learning from Performers
Event: Musical theater artist Min Kahng workshop and lecture, funded by the Peter Ivers Memorial Fund through the Office for the Arts
Attendance: Free and open to the public.

Playwright and composer Min Kahng is one of the most exciting new voices in American musical theater. His Broadway-style show The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga received the San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards for Original Script and Original Music, the Theatre Bay Area Award for World Premiere Musical and the Edgerton New Play Award. During a three-day residency Oct. 9-11 at Harvard, Kahng will meet with students in music and theater classes and hold two public events. His visit takes place in conjunction with the Houghton Library exhibition Treading the Borders: Immigration and the American Stage that runs September 5-December 15, 2018 at Houghton Library. The exhibition is free and open to the public. 

Join us for the following event which is also free and open to the public:

Learning from Performers presents: A vocal workshop on musical theater with Min Kahng
4-5:15 p.m. Wednesday October 10, 303 Farkas Hall
Watch Kahng, who has a teaching background in vocal music, coach Harvard students to achieve their best performance of a song. Observe the class; stay for a Q&A period. All are welcome.  

Related event: 
Houghton Library presents: From Manga to Musical: The Journey of The Four Immigrants
6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 10 at Houghton Library
In this lecture, Kahng will discuss the origins and development of his musical, which is based on a 1931 graphic memoir by Henry Yoshitaka Kiyama

Read more about Min Kahng's residency here

This artist residency was made possible by generous support from the Clifton Family Fund and the Dawn Clifton Tripp Literary Artists Fund administered by the Office for the Arts.